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The Ultimate Deer Decoy

May 11, 2011
The Ultimate Deer Decoy - 4

 

It wasn’t as cute as Disney’s Bambi, but the light bulb in my head lit (albeit dimly) at a sports show this winter when I came across a man decked out in an authentic whitetail buck costume. The gentleman was using it to hawk product, but the gears in my head were smoking at the decoying possibilities I could have with this guy stomping around like a rutting buck beneath my stand. 

The buck guy was promoting Midwest Cimmarron Archery, Superior Game Ranch and low and behold, an authentic doe decoy. The decoy is called Doe-Coy and is basically a real hide mounted on a lightweight form. I know how well my Hazel Creek mounted turkey decoy works and I imagine this could work just as well. 

I admit I’m a sucker when it comes to odd, unique and inventive ideas for whitetail hunting. I was one of the first to jump on the calling, scent and decoy bandwagon in my circle of hunting pals. In fact I was so broke I couldn’t even afford a deer call back then and used my voice to mimic grunts and bleats. 

Last fall I arrowed a plump buck living amongst standing sunflowers and used calls to lure him in and a decoy to finish the deal. My shot was 15 yards and the buck had no clue what hit him.

 I wonder how much it would cost me to get the guy in the deer suit to prance around a doe decoy while posturing and sniffing. I’m going out on a limb here, but I assume that type of job requires hazard pay during hunting season.

 Hey, you can’t blame a guy for brainstorming, can you? 

 

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from 6phunter wrote 3 years 10 weeks ago

not a smart idea at all not even as a hoax.some kid or idiot will prob try it ,someone in your position posting this should show a bit of restraint although i think u meant it as fun reading it;s no joke to encourage what mite be a tragedy

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

"Death by Poacher"

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from pineywoods wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I don't think even Gayne would run around wearing something like that.

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from jjas wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Maybe you could just wear a suit like the guy in the pic and "sneak" up on a trophy buck next season.....;).....

Regardless....I do believe I'll save my money on this idea.....

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from jjas wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Maybe you could just wear a suit like the guy in the pic and "sneak" up on a trophy buck next season.....;).....

Regardless....I do believe I'll save my money on this idea.....

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from pineywoods wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I don't think even Gayne would run around wearing something like that.

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

"Death by Poacher"

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from 6phunter wrote 3 years 10 weeks ago

not a smart idea at all not even as a hoax.some kid or idiot will prob try it ,someone in your position posting this should show a bit of restraint although i think u meant it as fun reading it;s no joke to encourage what mite be a tragedy

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